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Pitman, Turlock runners ready to go the distance

It was sunny but the occasional breeze helped lessen the heat on Wednesday at Donnelly Park. Still, there was no avoiding sweat and fatigue as runners from Turlock and Pitman High took three laps around the park for the Cross County Turlock Scrimmage.

August 31, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar’s boys working their way up

A second place Trans Valley League finish and a first round playoff appearance were the fruits of Hilmar High's boys soccer team's labor last season but for head coach Louie Bettencourt and his players it wasn't enough. Now, with four returning starters, the Yellowjackets are back and ready to take another crack at the TVL championship.

August 28, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride volleyball champs return for another title run

Pitman High made history last season, earning its first Central California Conference volleyball championship since the school's induction. After sending several players from last season's team to collegiate programs the Pride are back with another talented cast on the court and they're thinking repeat.

August 28, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


‘Jackets volleyball hungry for TVL title

Hilmar High's volleyball team is back and, for the first time in a long time, the Yellowjackets have height on their side. After tying with Ripon High for second place in the Trans Valley League last season, Hilmar is on a mission for first place and its girls have the weapons to achieve.

August 28, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldogs volleyball looks to bounce back to winning ways

Turlock High's volleyball team returns with three experienced starters this season, one for each Central California Conference match the team won last year. Those Bulldogs - Courtney Crivelli, Sarah Day, and Amy Chiesa - are second year head coach Amber Castillon's foundation for 2012 as Turlock attempts to turn the corner after two less than stellar seasons.

August 28, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock football slips to Oakdale in opener

Sean Downs cut against the momentum of the defense, breaking hard into the middle of the field before a quick dash to the end zone and a game-tying score.

August 24, 2012 | BY IKE DODSON TURLOCK JOURNAL | High School Sports


Hilmar blasts Livingston in football opener

Corey Bayer, Tyler Freitas, Victor Teixeira, and John Brindeiro led Hilmar High onto the football field for the first time in eight months on Friday. The Yellowjacket captains stared down their Livingston High opponents from the 50 yard line, they were ready to get the game started and so was everyone in attendance.

August 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride soccer prepares for season with home tourney

Pitman High didn't have the boys soccer season it had hoped for in 2011, but head coach Oscar Mercado and his new squad isn't dwelling on that fact. What they are doing is learning from last season's mistakes and forging a new path for the Pride, one rooted in youth and, hopefully, headed towards the post-season.

August 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Denair soccer rebuilds with young team

Last year, the Denair High School boys soccer team just missed the Southern League playoffs (10-10-2, 7-6-1 SL).

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | High School Sports


Denair volleyball expecting improvement

Four years ago Courtney Nutcher was a server for Denair High's volleyball team, running up and down the court as the Coyotes tried to best Ripon Christian High and the rest of the Southern Athletic League. Now, after a two year stint as a Modesto Junior College player, Nutcher is back on the courts of Denair only this time she's the head coach.

August 21, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Youth on Course with golf program graduates

Stevinson Ranch hosted a celebration of the first Youth on Course program on Saturday, capping 20 weeks of lessons and hands on experience from golf pros to Delhi High students. Family and friends were welcomed with an opening ceremony where participants were awarded certificates of completion and Northern California Golf Association cards allowing them to play at local courses at discounted prices.

August 21, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


TC, Denair football start season under new management

When the Southern Athletic League's football season begins this month there will be some new faces on the sidelines. The majority of those faces will belong to players who have stepped up to fill the roles of last season's seniors but in the case of Turlock Christian and Denair High new faces will also belong to their head coaches.

August 07, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


No summer break for football

They've lifted tires, weights, and even sandbags; ran laps, sprints and plays. They've spent summer days competing and sweating under the heat of the sun. Coaches have yelled, offered reassurance, and even a congratulatory nod, all in the vein of motivation and preparation.

August 07, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Journal to cover Delhi athletics

Historically, the Turlock Journal has covered Turlock, Turlock Christian, Pitman, Hilmar and Denair High athletics as well as other youth athletes from these areas, providing our readership with up to date results and information for everything from football to swimming.

July 27, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Local All-Stars win 3rd annual cross-county baseball game

Stanislaus County continued its streak of dominance over Merced County with an 8-0 shutout in the Merced-Stanislaus County All-Stars game on Sunday.

June 26, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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Pitman tops out at County Clash

Stanislaus County dominated Merced County on Friday at the County Clash track meet, with Pitman, Oakdale and Turlock High finishing first, second and third, respectively.

March 27, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Denair tennis bests RC

Not even a car crash could keep Brian Dudley and Andrew Knapp, Denair tennis' number one and two singles players, from seeking retribution against league juggernauts Ripon Christian on Friday. The two Coyote players were involved in a head-on collision on their way to the match, but still managed to make it to the courts where they won their matches in the 7-2 effort over the Knights.

March 27, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Pitman pitches shutout in third straight game

Pitman High thoroughly beat Merced High on the baseball diamond Monday afternoon in the Pride's second Central California Conference game of the season. Four days removed from beating Golden Valley High 8-0, Pitman again pitched a shutout as they handed Merced its third consecutive loss by a score of 10-0.

March 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Lopez tosses no hitter

Things have changed in the Central California Conference this year and this week marked the beginning of a three-game series, starting with game one at Turlock High as the Bulldogs hosted the Atwater Falcons.

March 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlock, Pitman take top spots in Nor Cal Relays

The Central California Conference and the Modesto Metro Conference gathered together for Saturday's Nor Cal Relay at Johansen High with Turlock and Pitman owning the day on the pool.

March 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


‘Jackets fall to Sonora after five innings

It was a down game for the Hilmar varsity baseball team on Saturday afternoon when they hosted Sonora High.

March 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


'Jackets soccer off to good start

The Hilmar High (6-3-1) girls varsity soccer team is only two wins away from tying last year's win total and league hasn't even started.

March 20, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Sixth inning crumble costs Hilmar softball

Four consecutive errors in the sixth inning gave the Hilmar High varsity softball team its second straight Trans Valley League loss on Friday afternoon as Riverbank played the spoilers in a 3-8 loss.

March 20, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Denair strikes out in late innings against Le Grand

Denair High came close to earning its first win of the season this week in a two-game showdown with Le Grand High on Wednesday and Friday, but late-inning slumps in both games instead led to a pair of defeats and extended the Coyote's record to 0-8.

March 20, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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